Is the gap between California's rich and poor really widening? Are lower-wage workers able to improve their lot over time? Larry Mantle talks with Michael Dardia about the new study by California's SPHERE Institute which indicates that the state's lower-wage workers are more upwardly mobile in their earning levels than previously reported.
With Father's Day around the corner, Larry Mantle asks listeners to weigh in on the changing role of fathers in America. How do fatherhood and motherhood differ? How do fathers balance work along with the responsibilities and pleasures of nurturing children? How do fathers learn how to nurture their sons or daughters?
Hillary Clinton met with Clinton Foundation donors while Secretary of State, and some say that's "pay-to-play" politics; a potential new LAPD program looks to create a dialogue between the department and families of those killed by police; plus, why a proposed law in Italy could make vegan diets a form of child abuse.
Is Donald Trump rethinking his campaign promise to deport millions of people here illegally and how might such a move play with his core supporters? CA Senate Bill 1322 would change the way underage sex workers are charged; Plus, inside NPR's decision to drop reader comments from its website - have extreme comments made many comments sections unusable? And who benefits in the shift to social media?
After accusations of impropriety in his work with pro-Russian politicians, Trump's former campaign chairman resigned this morning; a bill in Sacramento could require institutions to to collect data on more groups under the label “Asian American,” but not everybody's happy about it; plus, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Justin Chang, and Charles Solomon review this week’s new releases including “War Dogs” with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. TGI-FilmWeek!
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